Maria Teresa Madeira, leading Brazilian pianist, is at her finest performances in the CD collection, CHIQUINHA GONZAGA. Accompanied by the gifted violinst, Marcus Viana, this is one of the best collections of its kind to come along in recent years. The 16 selection collection is full of life, style, and verve, and it will appeal to those who enjoy world music, jazz, and the sounds of Brazil.
Among the many selections are found "Corta Jaca," "Atraente," "Amapa," "Nao Insistas Rapariga," "Fogo Foguinho," "Morena," "Bijou," and "Bionne." Each song is a delightful listening adventure, and it is a pleasure to listen to this duo perform together.
CHIQUINHA GONZAGA is a topnotch collection of Brazilian songs performed by two of Brazil's finest contemporary performers. This is Maria Teresa Madeira at her best. Marcus Viana shines with the beautiful sound of his violin. CHIQUINHA GONZAGA is an enjoyable feast of fine musical expression. Excellent.